20 minute White Bean Christmas Soup

20 minute white bean soup

Easy and festive Christmas Soup!

A first course soup (or, heck – serve a huge bowl as a main course!) makes a holiday meal feel elegant and special in my book. And don’t you just love creating red and green foods for your Christmas table?

A soup that fits easily into your holiday mad rush to get dinner on the table is this one – 20 minutes, tops, from grocery bag to table. And the sun dried tomato pesto and the basil pesto – red and green – make this soup so, so festive.

You will get rave reviews, I promise!

Merry Christmas to All and to all a good MEAL!

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Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Goat Cheese and Herb Marbles

Roasted Red Pepper Soup – and little surprise marbles!

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

There is something about roasting that makes red bell peppers swoon-worthy. Sweet. Soft. Smoky. And, importantly, at this time of year: RED.

I saw Giada make goat cheese “marbles” and add them to a cream soup and so I thought they might add a nice tart tang to this sweet creamy Roasted Red Pepper soup. You could also use a favorite tomato soup recipe if you like.

For the “marbles,” I used equal parts cream cheese and goat cheese –  and lots of minced parsley. You could use any herb you like. Hm m m m…. might try rosemary next time . . . .

I love soups that you can throw in a blender or take a stick blender to. I put this soup through a fine mesh strainer to remove the pulpy-ness. It is a lovely Christmas first course. The goat cheese marbles melt right into the soup when you stir them, adding a nice herb tang.

Please pardon the irresistible pun on my part: Have a Souper Christmas, Everyone! …

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